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Cooking up the Treats => New Package Requests => Topic started by: VgnFrnd on July 24, 2008, 07:34:10 am

Title: Cups-PDF
Post by: VgnFrnd on July 24, 2008, 07:34:10 am
Hi.

Please package cups-pdf for soho 5.9. Cups-pdf is a virtual printer driver for cups that enables printing to pdf from any application, not merely those that support it natively. Here is the link:

http://www.physik.uni-wuerzburg.de/~vrbehr/cups-pdf/

A tutorial explaining how to install it is here:

http://www.linux.com/articles/61826

I am using it on other Linux installations, and I have come to find it indespensible.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Cups-PDF
Post by: M0E-lnx on July 24, 2008, 10:34:59 am
WoW... what a handy utility...

I'll second the request ;)
Title: Re: Cups-PDF
Post by: Amol on July 31, 2008, 07:52:12 am
Me too..!!!
Title: Re: Cups-PDF
Post by: M0E-lnx on July 31, 2008, 08:30:14 am
Unfortunately, I was dinking around with this, and it would seem almost impossible to package.
There is a lot of box-specific stuff that needs to be done to make it work

I was unable to make it work... after installing this (following the shipped instructions) my applications froze when i tried to print anything (all of them) the print dialog wouldn't even come up.

So this is a no-go for me.
Title: Re: Cups-PDF
Post by: exeterdad on July 31, 2008, 08:54:34 am
Looking at the sources...  this one is a booger!
But I dig this freaky $#!t, so I'll give it a try.

Well that, and I'd really like to have this installed :)
Title: Re: Cups-PDF
Post by: exeterdad on July 31, 2008, 10:25:47 am
Got it packaged, it's working. Made it so everything is working right out of the box. Kinda neat seeing a new printer listed when I want to print something.

I'll upload when I can clean up the build a bit better.
Title: Re: Cups-PDF
Post by: exeterdad on July 31, 2008, 05:27:50 pm
Printing to pdf is the neatest thing since sliced bread.
It's in the testing repo.
Title: Re: Cups-PDF
Post by: VgnFrnd on July 31, 2008, 08:59:07 pm
Everyone here, especially exeterdad, is awesome. Simply, awesome. Thank you!
Title: Re: Cups-PDF
Post by: VgnFrnd on July 31, 2008, 09:04:06 pm
Wait...., no announcement in the package news and updates forum? Let's tell the world!  ;D
Title: Re: Cups-PDF
Post by: exeterdad on August 01, 2008, 04:29:17 am
Ummmm... Might need to clean your monitor, at this moment it's at the top of the forum :)
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=6983.0
Title: Re: Cups-PDF
Post by: VgnFrnd on August 01, 2008, 08:25:24 am
Ah, yes. How silly of me. It was about time I cleaned up after that coffee spill!  :D